The Festival of Contemporary Church Music had been held on April 29 to May 2 in Uzhhorod for the eighth time. In the course of the festival days the concerts of church music were performed in different artistic locations of Uzhhorod as well as workshops and lectures conducted by the participants of the Festival.
“Dream of my life was to create a professional choir. The thing occurred, when being impossible I suppose to be an absolute miracle!” Emil Sokach.
In December this year it will be 25 years since the professional Chamber Choir “Cantus” has been formed. “Cantus” wishes to celebrate its birth day together with all its admirers. For this reason, the Academic Chamber Choir “Cantus” invites all those wishing to its Jubilee Concert on Saturday, December 9, 2017. The best choir musical works from the choir’s repertoire and the fragments of the Y.S. Bach “Christmas Oratorio” will be on the programme.
Contemporary Sacred Music is one of the most favourite focus areas of the “Cantus” Choir. Every time the singers strive to expand their horizons as well as music tastes of its audience. “Cantus” offers the musical works of Ukrainian composers – anniversary celebrants Yuriy Lanyuk, Evhen Stankovych, Valentyn Sylvestrov as well as Andrzej Nikodemowicz, Olivier Messiaen, John Tavener and Arvo Pärt in its new concert program.
The concert will take place in Uzhhorod in the Cathedral Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.
“Cantus” appears in Lviv on the Independence Day within the framework of the International Classical Music Festival LvivMozArt. LvivMozArt is an arts project launched to unite the best Ukrainian and world musicians.
On the Ukraine’s Independence Day our Choir as a special festival guest will present an author’s project of Nataliya Polovynka “BLOOM. Am I alive? … ” (http://wordvoice.org/tsvit/)
Taras Shevchenko’s poetry is conveyed through folk songs and songs written by contemporary Ukrainian composers Bohdana Froliak and Valentyn Sylvestrov.
SINGER – NATALIYA POLOVYNKA
COMPOSER – BOHDANA FROLYAK
CHOIR – Academic Chamber Choir “Cantus”, Art Director and Conductor– EMIL SOKACH
The Chamber Choir “Cantus” invites the residents of Mukachevo and the town guests to be plunged in music of the most famous modern composers – Grammy winners.
This music charms by fresh harmonies, fascinates by its rhythms, tampers by its frankness and wonders by surprising discoveries. The projects has come into being on the basis of one of the most beloved programs of the Choir “The Soul” (“Light/Dark Night of Soul”) and promises the audience to have an unforgettable evening.
The concert will take place on June 13 in the Mukachevo Christian Cultural Centre.